Funeral Details

Esther Rappoport

August 13, 1918 - November 13, 2023


Date and Time

Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 10:00 AM


Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
303 Dodge Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202
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Cantor Howard Friedland
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation


Waldheim Jewish Cemetery
1400 South Des Plaines Avenue
Forest Park, Illinois 60130
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Rosen Residence
6334 North Sheridan Road, Unit 2F
Chicago, Illinois 60660
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Thursday beginning at 3PM
Minyan service 7PM

Memorial Contributions

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Esther Rappoport nee Richman, age 105.
Beloved wife of the late Sidney D. Rosen and the late Jack Rappoport. Loving mother of Judy Blank, Leslie Rosen (Paul Cetera) and the late Elaine Shapin. Proud grandmother of Jared (Renee) Blank, Adam Blank (Denise Kohn), Lauren (Dennis) Sanders, Austin (Becca) Blank, Sydney Cetera (Sam Light), Ellen Cetera, and Jacob (Lisa) Cetera. Cherished great grandmother of Eve, Lila and Moss Blank, Caleb, Talia and Julius Kohn Blank, Ethan Sanders, Benjamin and Elijah Blank, Lily and Vivian Light. Service Thursday 10AM at the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, 303 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60202. Interment Waldheim Jewish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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I remember Esther and Sid from when I was a little girl. My Mothrer and Aunt were very close to them. May her memory be a blessing. She was special.

Norene Horowitz
November 14, 2023
Leslie and family, I am so sorry for your loss and for being unable to be with you for the funeral services. I will always remember stories you would tell me about your mother when we would have lunch, Leslie.

Hannah (and Moses)

Hannah Widlus
November 20, 2023